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Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is based in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh.

Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.

Our mission is to provide affordable and appropriate spaces, resources, projects and opportunities for the residents of Edinburgh to be creative. We seek to make this diversity of creativity more visible and in doing so, support the creation of cultural, social and economic value within the city.

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable status with two trading subsidiaries, The Bongo Club Ltd and Out of the Blue Productions.

Out of the Blue create jobs and opportunities as a social enterprise financed through trading, investment and loans.

July 2019 News

Springing from nowhere in 1994, Out of the Blue has continued to grow through the years to provide affordable spaces, resources and opportunities for thousands of creative artists.

Out of the Blue now accommodate over 200 artists in studios, including designers, film makers, painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile workers and printmakers. Our mission on coming into being was to find space in the city for creative expression. The Out of the Blue is 25 Exhibition in July…
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Out of the Blue is 25 years old

Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of the Blue has since grown many branches and now enliven and animate five buildings in Edinburgh

Historical timeline of Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust is proudly supported by

c_sFunderHeritageLottery c_sFunderCreativeScotland The Robertson Trust
sfunderbiglotteryfund YoungStart Big Lottery funding
Historic Environment Scotland Triodos bank City of Edinburgh Council
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    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

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    Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm